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or not they should pay the bills that they've already wracked up through the laws they passed. let me repeat, we can't not pay bills that we've already incurred. if congress refuses to give the united states government the ability to pay these bills on time, the consequences for the entire global economy would be catastrophic. far worse than the impact of a fiscal cliff. people will remember back in 2011, the last time this course of action was threatened, our entire recovery was put at risk. consumer confidence plunged, business investment plunged, growth dropped. we can't go down that path again. >> the president draws a line on one of the upcoming fights. joining us now is mike allen to review a little bit about what happened yesterday. mike, we were not sure there would be a vote at some point. obviously the house felt a bit jammed by the senate. did mitch mcconnell jam john boehner and force boehner's hand? >> he didn't force boehner's hand, but he did step up in a way that boehner didn't. people will tell you on capitol hill boehner's nerve never looked weaker, here's why. for most of the day
. it was his sister-in-law. he showed her picture but said nothing else. tonight police confirm one suspect remains in custody but the investigation is continuing. in san francisco, linda yee, cbs 5. >> a bizarre standoff with a man who wasn't wearing any clothes but he did have a sword. police say a naked man with a samurai sword and assault rifle kept officers at bay for nearly two hours. >> statement when we got out of the vehicle were you're going to have to kill me. so he stated that several times. the officers, again, for safety reasons stood back and called in some reinforcements. >> the standoff lasted two hours before 29-year-old coco bennett was arrested. police say he had an ar-15 in his truck. >> a bay area bar has been targeted by credit card thieves. it was weeks before anybody caught on. christin ayers says customers went out for a beer. next thing they knew they were racking up charges in mexico. >> reporter: it's a name of a beer on the menu. but customers didn't expect that drinking here would mean getting their wallets swiped out. >> four to five charges. >> reporter: gen
what may have caused the crash or if alcohol may have been involved. >>> and law enforcement agencies were really everywhere during the night, cracking down, looking out for drunk drivers. dui checkpoints were set ulall over the bay area and chp officers were patrolling those highways. yesterday, the chp said the number of dui arrests were down compared to last year. but new numbers for this year's crackdown may be released sometime today. >>> all right. 7:04. we want to check in again with tara. more about the accident in the south bay. >> one in mountain view, the one in the campbell area. 101 northbound at moveit boulevard is the first one -- move fet boulevard is the -- moffitt boulevard. this is a spinout accident. and kest campbell, it's a two- car crash. one lane is blocked. on the san mateo bridge, traffic is moving along, on the right side westbound as you drive to foster city. no problems. at the bay bridge toll plaza, it's clear sailing into san francisco this morning. 7:04. here's steve. >>> thank you, tara. >>> well, a little system, most of you probably missed it. but it
>>> thanks to the votes of democrats and republicans in congress. i will sign a law that raises taxes on the wealthiest 2% of americans while preventing a middle class tax hike that could have sent the economy back in a recession and obviously had a severe impact on families across america. >> the fiscal cliff avoided for now in one final late night vote in washington. good evening. happy new year. i'm cheryl jennings. dan ashley and carolyn johnson have the night off. it means most of us, most of us will avoid a big income tax hike. it came after a bitter debate, but as one republican congressman said tonight, you have to know when to hold em and know when to fold em. now more from karen travers. >> after months of drama and last-minute negotiations congress finally passed legislation to avoid the fiscal cliff. after the vote, a rare late-night statement from president obama. >> this law is just one step in the broader effort to strengthen our economy and broaden the opportunity for everybody. >> lawmakers completely blew their deadline. they didn't get the grand bargain that b
in his life, after he leaves milwaukee and goes to stanford law school is becoming a clerk for supreme court court justice robert jackson. tell us how that came about because i want to lead and to which you have with some of the conservatives among blacks than whites. >> guest: great. jackson was i think seeing my family than i say great justice. he had been the prosecutor at the nuremberg war charles. he actually taken time off from the court and gone to nuremberg and been the chief prosecutor and then came back to the court. so rehnquist graduates from the stanford law school early at the end of 1952. he was actually in the class that would've graduated a semester later, the rehnquist finished his work. he was so smart he got out early. so it was clear when i was researching through his papers and lucky not the diaries that he had actually, that were on were on deposit with his papers, which were fascinating. he had six notebooks that were filled with his reminiscences, desires and early comments and memoirs. one of the things that was clear was that he really saw himself destined fo
. they exchanged vows just after midnight when the new law took effect. >> we finally feel equal and happy to live in maine. >> it's official now. >> after nine years it's all good. >> voters approved it in nova long with voters in washington state and maryland. gay marriages started in washington earlier this month, maryland takes effect tuesday january 1st. >> washington lawmakers are running out of time to reach a deal on the fiscal cliff. senate leaders are working on a last ditch agreement. they hope to vote as soon as tomorrow. both houses will reconvene tomorrow. some republicans suggest racing taxes for those earning at least a million, the president and democrats want increases on making more than $250,000 a year. >> we can't afford a politiclyself inflicted wound to the economy. the economy is growing but keeping that way means the folks you sent to washington have to do their jobs. >> the president said congress must meet the new year's deadline and pass a balanced plan. >> the president's proposal to raise taxes on the top 2% won't even pay one third of the interest that's owed
me of. i used to practice law when i was a kid. it is that old joke about the kid who kills both parents and then pleads for mercy because he is an orphan? what caused all of these jobs to be lost, before then? men and women. before we came into office, 3.5 million jobs were lost. before i lowered my right hand on that magnificent day on january 20th, with a million people watching, 750,000 lost. another four million before the first job bill we could get passed. >> he is trying to make the case that women have been inordinarily hit during this recession, is that true explosive. >> well, women and men have been hit. look at the number of people that were kicked out of the middle class, dropped out because they can't stay there anymore. these guys talking about women, these guys talking about women. these guys have a social policy on contraception that takes you back to the '50s. when asked the question do you think the legislation passed mandating that your son and daughter doing the same work will have to get the exact same pay, the lilly ledbetter law? they couldn't answer. >>
go towards tomorrow morning. for the sierras, there are no tire chain laws in effect but look out for freezing fog toward with mostly sunny skies. temperatures will be climbi the 30's. your kron 4 7 day around the bay my help and pleasant conditions with mild-- sunday, monday, looked to also be dry. temperatures in the 50s. >> we continue to monitor a light ride. we will see there are no problems from the macarthur maze, and also out of the word, the 92 westbound. take a look! you could practically walk across the bridge. and the 101 northbound. southbound, it is not even the set up for normal computers. there are no delays or problems. a quick look at our traffic map for the north bay ride towards marin county. delay- free. >>> police in oakland are still looking for the gunman who girl. the teenager who died sunday night has been identified as 15-year-old jubrille jordan of oakland. this is what the crime scene looked like sunday night hours after the shooting had happened. keep in mind these gun shots rang out in the afternoon. jordan was killed and a 14 year old boy was shot i
that from happening. the district has currently put in new procedures. >>> several new driving laws go into effect starting on january 1st. we are in san jose to tell you about some of them. >> reporter: right now if you get pulled over by police you have to show written proof of insurance but starting on january 1st, you can show that proof by using your smart phone or tablet. >> i have not heard of that but that would be great. then i don't have to worry about its condition in my car or whatever. i would love to be able to do that, have the picture of my insurance and be able to show that instead. >> reporter: another new law involving control phones makes it legal to send and receive texts with hands free device that are powered by voice operated software. here is another new law, if you are driving a car with a clean air vehicle sticker you will be allowed to use toll lanes like the ones on 680 and 237. >> set up for people to buy them, that's good. >> reporter: here is an interesting law. self driving cars will be allowed on public roads as long as a licensed driver is in the d
something done. >> it's been frustrating. >> reporter: if the measure becomes law, it will be the first significant bipartisan tax increase since 1990. the deal also would extend unemployment benefits and it would also prevent a spike in milk prices. live on capitol hill, danielle nottingham. frank, back to you. >> danielle, what if the house approves this today? what's the process and when will we, if we do feel an effect, the public that is, anyway? >> reporter: well, if the house does approve this, the public wouldn't feel the effect of the tax increases but what this deal does not address in the long term are the those automatic spending cuts. they have only been delayed for a couple of months. also what we have coming up is the debt limit showdown also. so this is really a temporary deal and in just a couple of months we could see another "fiscal cliff" and that's the concern with a lot of the lawmakers here on capitol hill today, frank. >> still some work to do. okay, danielle knottingham in washington, thank you. >>> a high-speed chase killed two and another is clinging to life i
arrested. with cooperation of law enforcement agencies from santa clara county, oakland and all involved. neighbors say news has been comfortinging. >> it speaks to more of the safety of the neighborhood that. is why i feel good about it. it wasn't a, just a random act of violence. >> they found the people, were relieved and happy bit z everyone is sleeping with both eyes closed now. >> investigators have not released a cause of death nl nlt-sh-in the nurd year a new year's eve warning from patrol. drivers need to be aware of black ice, being blamed for this accident on petaluma boulevard. a driver patrol he lost control of the pickup truck around 7:45 this morning. the truck overturned after veering into an enbankment. black ice being blamed for an accident on san pablo dam road. the car slid off the road, tumbling about 60 feet down a hillside. we're glad toll you norr"; one s injured. >> and cold everybody keeps talking about. is it going to get colder? >> let's find out. spencer chris chen is here with the accu-weather forecast. >> it's9Ñ!4 going to get cold. not as cold as this mo
're going to show you damage. >> new year, meaning new laws. we'll highlight some of the more unusual one autos awhen there is a done deal in washington, d.c., most americans will see paychecks shrink with the new year i'm laura anthony and will have a live report. >> one couple's fitness goal that may inspire us to >>> much of the emphasis in washington, d.c. has been on income levels and which groups will pay more to the irs this year. >> there are another sets of taxes everybody is going see unless there is a last minute change in negotiation autos abc 7 news joins us live from walnut creek with that part of the story. laura? >> this production in payroll taxes passed in 2010 as a temporary measure to stimulate the economy. it's now expired and amid last minute negotiations there seems to be little interest in reviving something that affects nearly everybody. >> everybody going to see more taxes. it's reality of it. you know? a louie is none too pleased about the impact a new year will likely have on the paycheck. >> it's extra money, you know? it's not going to end up in the pocketkry
. >> a mile high in more ways than one in denver. a law legalizing marijuana mayor takes affect. >> 49ers make a move that could spell the end for 1g@ >>> right now in washington, d.c. the house of rev tips is in session preparing to vote on legislation to keep frus falling off the fiscal cliff. >> mark matthews joins us live now following negotiations tonight. what is the latest? >> house republicans will put the senate version of the fiscal cliff deal up for a vo. sometime within the next 90 minutes or so. foremost of the day, they refused to call fr a vote there. was a lot of hand wringing today, an aid to john boehner described it as universal concern about a lack of spending cuts. the senate deal extends the bush tax cuts for every american making under $100,000 in year -- $400,000 a year, and it extends unemployment benefits to some two million americans. nancy pelosi sounded hopeful. >> it's a bill that was passed in the united states senate 89-8 tell me when you've had that on a measure as controversial as this. >> pelosi called to put the version on the floor. >> the issue of whether
year, there are laws to pay attention to. there will be a 10-cent charge for plastic bags in grocery stores. the waste management authority adopted it last year, banning plastic bags, all in the effort to reduce single carryout bags and promote reusable bags. >> i won't be shopping here without a bag. i will bring my own bag. >> i need to go and dig them all and put them in my car. that's going to be the key, remember to get them out of the car when i go into the store. >> it's a good idea for the environment. i guess we all have to sacrifice for environment safety. >> according to www.stopwaste.org, plastic bags are the most common litter found in waterways. this is protects creeks and san francisco bay. >>> those klineing out their closet for the -- got a bonus. mission street in san francisco, those who came in to give away their old belongings were assisted by bellhops and given away popcorn. they got free passes to the zoo and movie tickets. they say this is to thank people for their donations which they call the life blood of their charity. >> what these donations do is support
at new york state's law, it's a concealed to carry license which means you're not supposed to let anyone know you actually have a gun on your person, and if you do or it's brandishing, unless you absolutely need deadly physical force, you could lose your license through revocation. what the paper just did is do the opposite of what the law tells the pistol licensee to do and now everybody knows where they are and put a lot of families in danger by doing so. >> on the other hand, this is public information. it can be gotten by anyone who goes through the trouble. the paper i guess made it easier. >> they did, made it quite easier. i believe our forefathers when they wrote that in early 1900s here in new york state they weren't counting on google earth to actually come into play with that. the list can be published, but not in such a manner. 40% of that list is retired law enforcement. i actually saw some women who i knew that have order of protections from their spouses and they were really beaten pretty badly and now their lives are in danger because they printed their names. that and la
in the early 70s when she was at law school. she was quite impressive then as was the guy she was dating at the time. [ laughter ] >> whatever happened to him? >> joking aside, there was strong bipartisan support for mrs. clinton to testify before the there could be movement on confirming her successor. but that was before we knew about the blood clot. one published report now suggesting the third week of january is the earliest we can expect that testimony. rick? >> rick: catherine herridge, thanks very much. pennsylvania governor tom corbett says that the punishment stemming from the penn state child rape scandal are, quote, illegal and he says is he going to sue. the issue here is how the ncaa plans to spend the $60 million it find the university. a jury convicted former football coach jerry sandusky for abusing a number of young boys over a long time. in some cases the abuse happened at penn state athletic facilities. the ncaa slapping the school with a record fine and banning the football team from bowl games for four years, among other things. governor corbett reportedly filed the
safety laws will be slapped with a $155 citation. >> this antioch playground fenced off after it was torched by arsonists, who offered up a major donation today to rebuild this park. >> and taking a look outside you can see the sun is shining today but how long will that last? mark tamayo is tracking the next storm heading our way. >> you start thinking the worst thing that can happen. i just imagined someone was, you know, dying of- >> the panic triggered in a shopping mall, the brawl that sent people running and why some thought they heard gunfire. [ female announcer ] this is a special message from at&t. [ male announcer ] it's no secret that the price of things just keeps going up. [ female announcer ] but we have some good news. it's our bundle price promise. [ male announcer ] a price you can definitely count on, for two whole years. from at&t. [ female announcer ] a great price for a great triple-play bundle. [ male announcer ] call now. bundles with u-verse tv, internet and home phone start at $89 a month. now get the same great price for two years. [ female announcer
. look for ktvu. >>> between all the champagne and parking problems, law enforcement advises you use public transportation. bart will run till 3:00 a.m. and will add trains. if you are trying to leave san francisco, check if your line stops at the embarcadero or montgomery because at 8:00 p.m. trains will stop there and you can ride muni for free. cal train is free after 11:00 p.m. and the last line will leave san francisco at 2:00 a.m. in san jose, vta is free after 7:00 p.m. if you drive tonight and drink, aaa is offering to give you and your car a free ride home. just call 1(800)222-4357 or 1(800)aaa-help. >>> stanford is poised to take on wisconsin in the rose bowl tomorrow. ktvu's fred inglis is live in pasadena where he found cardinals fans ready as well. >> reporter: i am downtown los angeles, l.a. live, 100 yards from me is the staples center where the lakers and the clippers play nba basketball, of course. behind me, there is ice skating. over left, stanford, they just finished holding a 90 minute rally for the stanford cardinal but the festivity started much sooner than tha
. they have passed only 219 bills into law making it 100 bills behind the 104th congress who until now has been the most do-nothing of the do-nothing congress congresses. with this, it is no problem to predict the answer to howie mandel's question, no deal. soon to be ex-congressman jason altmeyer who is leaving the establishment. >> good to be here. >> can you tell us, since you are soon to leave that building why your colleagues cannot come to a deal on this issue? >> if you look at the political structure in washington, it is divided government and that is what american people vote for most of the time, and you have a house leadership in particular that has a conference that they represent that is almost evenly split between hard-line conservative tea party-type members and more pro business and anti-tax, and i would say more thoughtful members on issues like this, and then of course, the president sitting down at the other end of pennsylvania avenue, and on the senate, it looks like they are starting to work together better than we are in the house, and that is where the deal will be s
. don't even think about walking wheel drunk. >> drinking in public is against the law in san francisco. possessing an open container of alcoholic beverage is against the law in san francisco. >> reporter: the celebrations already started at some restaurants and bars. >> new year's, we're expecting that. >> tonight we're just going to my cousin's house and having some drinks. >> reporter: police say it's when you leave parties where some may get in trouble. officers doesn't expect a rowdy street celebration like the night the giants won the world series but extra cops will be on patrol. and there is zero tolerance for public drunkenness. >> don't drink to the point where you're stumbling that you can't walk straight, that you can't be conscious of your own safety. we definitely don't want to see somebody drunk to the point where they're falling down, falling downstairs, wandering into traffic. those are the types of behavior that we're talking about which usually gets a trip to the drunk tank. >> reporter: are you celebrating with a little drinking? >> a little bubbly yes. >> reporter:
on the facts of any given case as well as the laws of the state of florida. >> in a national broadcast exclusive we are joined by and as a whistleblower william bennett. >> after 9/11, all of the raps came off for nsa, and between the white house, nsa, cia, decided to eliminate the protections of u.s. citizens and collect domestically. they started collecting from commercial -- the one commercial company that i know of that participated, provided over -- on average, 320 million records of communication of u.s. citizen to another citizen into the country. >> we are going to interrupt the broadcast because right now we have just gotten a call from someone in prison in pennsylvania. he is speaking to us for the first time, no lover on death row. >> you probably heard me referred to life as slow death row. it sounds a little dramatic, but it is really more truth to it than hyperbole. that is because of, in terms of lifers, it has the largest percentage in pennsylvania. there is no radiation. all lifers are lifers. as you see, as i have seen, a child going to a meal, what i call the million
witness. they chose georgetown law student sandra fluk. darrell issa rejected her as not qualified to speak on the matter. fluk eventually gave her testimony in front of a congressional panel and became a target in the biggest voice of the republican party, rush limbaugh. but before limbaugh could launch his smear campaign against a private citizen, sandra fluk gave her first national interview here on the "ed show." great to have you with us tonight, sandra. now i understand that you had already planned your testimony. you were going to cite some examples of people who could have benefitted from president obama's mandate for birth control coverage. share with us what you would have told that committee today. >> that is what i was there to speak to the committee about. and that's why i was so stunned when chairman issa made the decision to not allow me to speak on behalf of those women, and to say that i was not an appropriate witness, that those women's stories were not appropriate for this committee. i cannot think of who would be more appropriate for the committee to hear from t
's for it to be approved and signed into law. today's the 27th. the senate comes back in session today, the house is in pro-forma so it probably will not do any work. you only have a few days left for lawmakers to make a deal -- ink a deal. the president took off last night from hawaii, but there's a five-hour time difference. time is working against these lawmakers. they will have to figure out something if they want to do anything before new year's. it seems quite likely that we are going to go over this cliff and that whatever happens is going to have to be resolved after january 1. it has been looking like that before the holiday, but certainly now, particularly if you remember for congress broke for the christmas break, speaker raynor was not able to get the backup plan through his caucus, so there was no pressure on democrats to try to counter that immediately. senate democrats saying we passed a bill that raises tax rates on incomes over $250,000, we ran on this and this is what we are offering. house republicans were saying, no, we want to negotiate something, figure it out and send it to us. someo
's for families trying to adopt children in russia. president vladimir putin has signed a new law banning adoptions by americans. russia is retaliate against the u.s. law that imposes sanctions on russians who are found to be human rights violators. about 50 u.s. families were in the process of adopting children. the head of a bay area agency says it is not deal with any local clients at the moment. >> same-sex marriage in the state of maine became legal to that. the city of portland began issuing first licenses to eager couples or just after midnight. other cities are holding special hours drop the day today. this november, maine, washington and maryland became the first is to approve a marriage by popular vote. same-sex marriages are already taking place in washington state. maryland will begin issuing marriage licenses on tuesday. >> we will be right back. >> welcome back. here is a live look outside on our van ness will scan. >> we're taking a look is storm tracker 4. we are still in dealing with sprinkles outside. it really is not too much. the rain is tapering off and this is a view
americans from adopting russia children. i can't believe this happening in retaliation law for cracking down on russia human rights vialators. >> these children are not available to international adoption until after they have been on a domestic registry for eight months n our son's case, 22 families, russia families came to see him and rejected him because of his blood line. >> julia: this woman was on o'rielly and laura ingraham was hosted it . she had adopted two russian children. she doesn't know if they will see the boy. they have gone over there constantly to get close to the little boy. more than 60,000 russian children have been taken in by americans in the past two decades. massive winter storm that killed 16 people so far continues to move over the northeast. it is expected to head into canada today as many travelers are trying to get home after christmas. they had flights cancelled all over the place and delaying 8000 more. many northwest states saw a foot of snow . in vermont, 21 inches. hard-hit arkansas, 200,000 homes and businesses lost power. the bush family said, put away th
and south vanness. the passenger was identified by her brother-in-law, as a 29-year-old. >> jose lopez says she and the driver were coming back from a party. the driver, her nephew, was sent to the hospital, he's in critical condition. the owner arrived after the accident. >>a. this driver was shocked and couldn't talk. they pulled him out. >> a third victim, a pedestrian was also hit and killed. >> as the vehicle was thrown against the store there was also a mid 20-year-old male pedestrian walking into the store. he who also pronounced dead at the scene. >> police found a gun. the gang task force called in. he is recovering at san francisco general hospital. >> and police say the driver will be charged for the death of the two victims and will be charged with possession of a firearm. i'm live in san francisco, abc 7 news. >> and the house failed to pass a fiscal of cliff and tonight a bill is in limbo. we have word that house republicans want to amendment the bipartisan agreement. >> house republicans dovéyfu like the senate deal because they say it doesn't address federal spending. it pr
up holds the president's health care reform law. >> few could have imagined the deciding vote was cast by the chief justice himself. conservatives stunned. liberals perplexed, but thrilled. forging ahead, the roberts court takes on same sex marriage. number nine, yahoo! ceo marissa meyer, at 37, head of a major tech company, a ceo in a male-dominated field, pregnant. it's the baby part that became problematic, shall we say, when meyer decided to take just a couple of weeks for martin leave. the mommy blogosphere went nuts. what message was she sending by not staying home with her baby. >> number eight, south korean rapper, psy. ♪ >> say what you want, his lasso inspired dance style first discovered on youtube, had everyone going gangnam. and we mean everyone. >> the last one and then the -- >> he was riding high in 2012, star performer in the most watched youtube video of all time. ♪ >> number seven, republican presidential candidate mitt romney. >> this election is over, but our principles endure. >> romney ran on his impressive business credentials, but it was his multip
station. brother-in-law says he feels a bit numb. >> i want to cry but i -- really hard. >> friends and relatives cling to each while some cry or stare out into space. they can't believe the miss fortune that hit the family. the snawrnl -- sister-in-law that's lost everything in a fire in the home on christmas day, and they're trying to raise enough money to bury father and son in mexico city. friends set up a bank account to help the mother and daughter with living and funeral expenses. if you wish to donate, you can log on to abc-7 news.com and click on "see it on tv". the information on how to donate is there. reporting live in marin county, abc-7 news. >> ama: friends of the man shot and killed by walnut creek police held a vigil at the salon where he worked. they came to remember anthony banta, jr. police responded to a nine one one call with a woman scream income the background. officers said he had a weapon but doesn't say what it was. >> he took --... >> a good man. he had a future. >> ama: the officers involved are on paid leave, which is normal procedure. >>> we have new i
under the health care law. within the next couple glock -- a couple of months, the bush era tax cuts that have been debated over -- the bush-era tax cuts on income expire december 31, workers will not fill the impact until the treasury releases new withholding instructions. alternative minimum tax -- the charred talks about spending cuts, immediate and in the future. and it refers, payments to medicare providers would fall by 27% if there is no action. extended unemployment benefits expire for about 2 million people on january 1. to be the $110 billion in automatic domestic and military spending cuts known as the sequester. in the next couple months, the march 27, a six month extension of the temporary assistance for needy families grant program expires. domestic and military agencies have until the end of the fiscal year to put all of their spending cuts in place. -- ha a few of the changes set to hit. tustin, what is your message to congress amidst this debased? caller: my message is that a bill that have introduced, i hope that they tried to stop trying to fight each other and try
lawmakers to do so with a little less trauma. no word yet on when a new law will be signed. he has left to return to his vacation in hawaii. victims of superstorm sandy will have to wait for the next session of congress to see if they'll get billions of dollars in federal aid. the house adjourned without voting on the 60-billion dollar relief legislation. the senate had already passed the bill. but with new members of congress being sworn in this month, the whole process will have to begin again. lawmakers say negotiations over the fiscal cliff took too long and didn't leave time to debate sandy relief. good afternoon. the lieutenant governor of the event she says as a former professor she is so happy to see what she calls the movement of history in this area. she is urging residents statewide to support illinois and become the 10th state to legalize gay marriage. as well as jesse tyler ferguson from the hit show modern family. they can to say that we are more alike than we are different. we should not wait for the quality and illinois. it could be a for a full vote tomorrow. a new set
rate was a matter of law. there was nothing they could do about that. every tax rate was a matter of law. >> i just have to bring up -- >> no, you really don't, actually. >> do you know who wanted taxes to go up less than paul ryan, who obviously loves raising people's taxes? barack obama. barack obama -- >> he wanted tax rates to go up less? >> barack obama was fearful that the bush tax cuts were going to end. talk to anybody in the white house. that was their worst-case scenario because they knew that meant a double-dip recession that wouldn't fall on the $11 trillion man's shoulders but would instead fall on barack obama's shoulders. they had so much leverage, so much leverage. and mika, they squandered it. they squandered it. >> does anybody here believe that house republicans had a lot of leverage in this environment? they do not have leverage. >> richard. >> are you hearing me? >> before last night, yes, by allowing it to get to where it got, they got overmaneuvered. it never should have gotten to this point. >> i'm going to go to sam stein. the main sticking point for many
eventually becomes law, the bush-era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle class families. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months but because the bill doesn't address spending getting it passed in the house could be tougher. >> the fact that the president won't challenge has party on spending cuts is disgustingching the fact that we're not where we need to be on revenue is disgusting. >> reporter: president obama wanted a bargain that dealt with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. and the house reconvenes by midday today. a vote could also come today
an agreement to protect the middle class. >> i will find a law that raise the two--taxes on the wealthiest 2 percent of americans. >> middle class americans will still take a financial hit in 2013. they will not pay higher income taxes but they will have to pay at least 2% more in payroll taxes. that means most of the country's 160 million workers will see smaller paychecks this year. >> i and martha shade reporting. >> meanwhile yorker area lawmakers in both parties are angry after house members adjourned without holding a vote on aid for victims of superstar on sandy. >> the senate approved a $60.4 billion measure friday to help with the recovery process. >> republican leaders say the deal on a fiscal cliff to so much time, they did not have any less discussed the said bill. >> good morning erica. >> good morning anny . >> we have a brief morning for test-it is a cold one some locations are down to the twenties. we're not at our morning lows just yet. that will be closer as we approach sunrise. >> in the afternoon temperatures will be warmer compared to yesterday's mostly sunny skies. we w
:00 p.m. they were pronounced dead after arriving the coast guard station. brother-in-law says he feels a bit numb. >> i want to cry but i -- really hard. >> friends and relatives cling to each while some cry or stare out into space. they can't believe the hit fortune that hit the family. the snawrnl -- sister-in-law that's lost everything in a fire in the home on christmas day, and they're trying to raise enough money to bury father and son in mexico city. friends set up a bank account to help the mother and daughter with living and funeral expenses. if you wish to donate, you can log on to abc-7 news.com and click on "see it on tv". the information on how to donate is there. reporting live in marin county, abc-7 news. >> ama: friends of the man shot and killed by walnut creek police held a vigil at the salon where he worked. they came to remember anthony banta, jr. police responded to a nine one one call with a woman scream income the background. officers said he had a weapon but doesn't say what it was. >> he took --... >> a good man. he had a future. >> ama: the officers involved ar
and they are all deceased. highway 12 remains closed in both directions . hundreds of laws affecting california. it is the breaking it down for us. >> good news for users in social media. it will be illegal for employers and colleges to demand ones user name and pass word. they still recommend using common sense. it can haunt you . be carriful with privacy settings . never post anything . scheduled to take affect are silver alerts for missing seniors. it is it an expansion of the ham ber alert system . another law requires autodealers to provide 30 day warranties for the vehicles they sell . there are new requirements for party buses. they hold them responsibility for under age drinking. >> drivers of the buses f. they see or condone alcohol consumed. they will be subject to a misdemeanor as limousine drivers are today. one law taking affect is tide up in federal court. they banned a form of psychotherapy aimed at making gay teens straight. they hope that the issue will be resolved soon. >> it is it something that is available to people and it sends up a message that being gay is not okay. >> t
and moments later they heard gunfire. >>> time is 5:14. the man accused of starting a fire at the law offices of the mayor of vallejo is due in court today to enter a plea. 44-year-old love is charged with two arsons. a fire at the law office on september 29th and a july 30th fire at taylor chapel. the judge ruled that love can stand trial in december. he's being held right now under a $too many thousand bail at -- $250,000 bail at the solano county jail. >>> fructose sugar may lead to over eating. fructose a specific kind of sugar can trigger brain changes that caused over eating. it's a small study that found after drinking a beverage with fructose the brain doesn't register the feeling of being full as other simple sugars. although the i research doesn't prove that it causes obesity it does add to the evidence. >>> time is 5:15. it is wednesday. i think for a lot of people it feels like monday heading back to work after the holiday. >> like sal. >> that is right. we are here. a lot of people are driving to work i guess. we're looking at the commute in san francisco on northbound 101 appro
no chance whatsoever of becoming law. >> reporter: if there is no deal by new year's, the bush era tax cuts will expire and everyone's taxes will go up. that could plunge the nation back into a recession. to reduce the deficit, the president wants to increase taxes on people earning $250,000 or more but he did show his willingness in negotiates with boehner to raise that number to $400,000. that, however, went nowhere. meanwhile, boehner broke with the gop. it was his so-called plan b offering to raise taxes on people earning more than a million dollars but republicans would not budge on that. they do not want any more taxes. they want to make some cuts in spending and they blame the president for pushing the nation to the brink. that is the latest here at the white house. back to you. >> thank you. >>> what do you think about congress not reaching a deal on the fiscal cliff? do you think it is possible that i compromise will be reached before the deadline. share your comments on our facebook page. just search for fox 5 morning news. no space between fox and the number 5. we may share your
if the two knew each other. >>> it is 6:19 now. today russian president vladimir putin signed a law banning americans from adopting russian children. >> it will affect hundreds of families who want to adopt orphans from russia. that includes the fong family here in the bay area. they already have an adopted daughter from siberia and they were hoping for another addition to their family from russia in the coming year. >> we're fong family. we are want to provide a home to at least one boy from russia and, you know, we have a home, we have a loving family, we're hoping that all this can move forward and this will be the last christmas he's alone. >> the law signed today was russia's response to president obama's anticorruption law. it denies russian officials from getting u.s. visas if they were associated with human rights violations. >>> it's 6:20. coming up, what a turnaround story for san jose state's spartan football. >> quite a game yesterday. preparing for the big rose parade next week. how volunteers are getting those floats ready to shine on new year's day coming up. >> this is a gr
: if the bill becomes law, the bush-era tax cuts will be permanently extended for everyone making less than $400,000 a year. and families making less than $450,000 a year. it will also keep the alternative minimum tax for the wealthy from hitting millions of middle class families. >> middle class families will wake up today to the assurance that their taxes won't go up $2,200 each. >> reporter: the senate agreement delays a $110 billion in spending cuts that were due to kick in today for another two months. because the bill doesn't address spending, getting it passed in the house could be much tougher. >> the fact that the president won't challenge his party on spending cuts is disgusting. it's just disgusting. >> reporter: president obama wanted to dole with taxes and spending cuts at the same time. >> but with this congress, that was obviously a little too much to hope for at this time. >> reporter: house speaker john boehner has not yet publicly endorsed the deal. now, the house reconvenes at midday but lawmakers say, frank, they plan to study this bill hard before they take a vote. they say
enshrines, i think, a principle into law that will remain in place as long as i am president. the deficit needs to be reduced in a way that's balanced. everyone pays their fair share. everyone does their part. that's how our economy works best. that's how we grow. >>steve: the good news for the republicans is the president had ran on the theory, okay, in my second term i'm going to raise rates on millionaires and billionaires. and mitt romney is a horrible person. you can't possibly elect him. >>brian: mitt romney is the guy with the car elevator and the dancing horse. >>steve: what this is going to do is this is going to take away from the president because we have raised taxes on the most successful, that particular argument. the republicans stand for this. looming ahead is a gigantic show down overt sequester, gigantic budget cuts. >>brian: two months. >>steve: plus the debt ceiling. the republicans feel they have the upper hand on that. meanwhile, we've got a little montage of some of the tempers flaring and nostrils as well on capitol hill as lawmakers made the sausage known as the c
, get it passed by the house and the senate and signed into law by the president. we're talking a long shot here. now, want to show you the players. president, there in the middle, democrats nancy pelosi and harry reid. republicans mitch mcconnell and john boehner. those four members of congress are expected to make the drive from the capital, which you see on the right, down pennsylvania avenue, to the white house, there on the left. and we expect them to enter through a side door on the west side of the mansion. that's the entrance right there. and they'll meet with the president. in the oval office. beginning, we're told, at 3:00 p.m., less than one hour from now. and just four days ahead of the so-called fiscal cliff. so a very big moment in the nation's capital. and to walk us through what might happen we turn to jessica yellin, a chief white house correspondent. jessica, we said up front, it is a long shot, give us a best case scenario. >> reporter: the best case scenario would be that all the leaders walk out of this meeting and say they have a deal. the two senators say they ca
you do anything, a law, with a carbon tax or a cap-and-trade program or through some other mechanism that can actually give people a sense of what our tech choices are instead of having people say maybe scientists have something in an act or not unceremoniously. small steps to provide us with opportunities to change the dialogue. >> we at "usa today" gallup poll that came back on monday. a third of republicans, not a nurse when they asked their ideology call themselves moderates or liberals. a third of the party. in this particular poll for the first time, republicans lost enthusiasm advantage in the presidential race in the reason was because declining enthusiasm. so there's not a republican in washington who describe themselves as a moderate or liberal, but the third of republicans in the country do. >> just to allays this point, rahm emanuel i say the republican party steeply provided to turn this small government land and no government land. there is a truth that not far. i am told we are now at our time. i want mickey to come back with a few closing comments. a part of this but
>> and i have the right to petition the courts if the don't agree with a law. we are not going to all agree with every law that is passed. i don't agree with the laws that restrict contraception use now being put forth in different states around the country. i feel like those infringe on my rights as well. >> nothing infringes on your rights. >> you don't have to work at hobby lobby. economicception is an check issue for many women. >> this is about forcing the employer to give it to you for free. >> happy new. >> sean: and we continue to monitor here on the fox news channel america on the brink. the latest on the fiscal cliff. let not your heart be troubled. that is all the time we have left but greta is standing by >> juliet: wake up, everybody, it's saturday, december 29th. i'm juliet huddy. down to the wire for a fiscal cliff deal. and is it mitch mcconnell to the rescue. live in washington on the 11th hour negotiations. >> and did you know about to fall off the dairy cliff? >> juliet: have you seen the prices? >> dave: as high as 8 bucks a gallon for milk. >> clayton: oak
to the health care law is of course a tea party favorite and a favorite of social conservatives, but money and the backing of the clintons didn't do the trick for mccullough last time around. key question this time, which flawed candidate wins this race or supposedly flawed candidate? mccullough is hoping to break this curse. since 1976, the party that wins the presidency loses the state's gubernatorial election the next year. it's never wavered. 20 2001, after bush was elected, mark warner, he defeated a republican. 52% of the vote. in 2005, after bush's election, tim kaine beat jerry kilgore by six points. bob mcdonnell won in obama's first year in office. it would turn out to be 40%. the electorate likely to be a little whiter, older, more conservative than it was in virginia. will it be conservative enough to elect ken kutch anele. speaking of the campaign, if you're thinking of working on hillary's presidential campaign, you're supposed to send your resumf to terry mccullough. in new jersey, where the governor's race is all about one man, chris christie and 2016. he hopes to scare off
the law, doctors and hospitals pushed back and said wait a minute, we need this compensation. therefore, we postponed it. every year we postponed, we had to come up with it from other sources. it is another one like field her native -- it is another one like the alternative minimum tax that has haunted us year in and year out. otherwise, what would have happened is, starting today, doctors and hospitals would have seen a reduction in their reimbursement by 20%. across the nation, many doctors and hospitals would have said we no longer can afford to treat these patients, and the americans who depend on medicare would have had fewer choices for treatment. we have resolved this for one year. another thing we have done that is critically important is extend unemployment benefits for one year. two million americans would have lost their unemployment benefits this morning as a result of this fiscal cliff if we had not taken action. it means an awful lot in illinois. we have literally tens of thousands in my own state that face the same basic problem. these are people who have been out of work
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